Dean Foods Co.

Dean Foods Co.

Dean Foods Co.

Overview
Date Founded

1994

Headquarters

2711 NORTH HASKELL AVENUE, DALLAS, TX, 75204

Type of Company

Public

Employees (Worldwide)

15K

Industries

Livestock & Animals
Wholesale: Consumer Non-Durables/Sundries
Food

Company Description

Dean Foods is a leading food and beverage company in the United States and a European leader in branded plant-based foods and beverages. The Company's Fresh Dairy Direct segment is one of the nation's largest processors and direct-to-store distributors of fluid milk marketed under more than 50 local and regional dairy brands and private labels. Fresh Dairy Direct also distributes ice cream, cultured products, juices, teas, bottled water and other products. The WhiteWave-Alpro segment consists of the operations of The WhiteWave Foods Company (NYSE:WWAV) which became a publicly traded company in 2012. For more, go to www.thewhitewavefoodscompany.com. Dean Foods owns a controlling interest in the WhiteWave Foods Company which manufactures, markets, distributes, and sells branded plant-based foods and beverages, coffee creamers and beverages, and premium dairy products throughout North America and Europe. WhiteWave Foods is a pioneer in these product categories. Its widely-recognized, leading brands distributed in North American include Silk® plant-based foods and beverages, International Delight® and LAND O LAKES® coffee creamers and beverages, and Horizon Organic® premium dairy products, while its popular European brands of plant-based foods and beverages include Alpro® and Provamel®. Our products are processed with the help of our 25,000 dedicated employees working in approximately 100 plants across the U.S. and Europe. Pure and simple, we ensure Mother Nature's most perfect food finds a place in every home

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Executives & Employees

President & Chief Executive Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Chief Operating Officer

Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary & Government Affairs

Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer

Chief Sales Officer & Senior Vice President

Chief Accounting Officer & Senior Vice President

Executive Vice President, Research & Development

Benefit Plan Administrator

Senior Vice President, Chief Sales Officer

Board of Directors

Chief Executive Officer & Owner at JLT Automotive, Inc.

Principal at Hill Family Advisors

Treasurer & Trustee at Friends' Central School

Former President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at The Warnaco Group, Inc.

President & Chief Executive Officer at Dean Foods Co.

Partner at 21st Century Group LLC

Owner at Stonehill Partners LP

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Saba Capital Management currently manages three core strategies: Credit Relative Value, Tail Hedge, and Closed-End Funds. (1) The Credit Relative Value strategy utilizes a long/short, market neutral approach in credit and equity markets and focuses on identifying dislocations across the capital structure. The firm employs a rigorous investment process by combining quantitative models with in-depth fundamental and technical analysis and invests globally, with a primary focus in the US, Canada, Asia, the United Kingdom and Western Europe. (2) Tail Hedge seeks to provide a cost effective portfolio hedge with potentially strong absolute returns during periods of market stress and dislocation. This is implemented by investing primarily in credit default swaps (CDS) on a portfolio of low spread investment grade companies. In addition, Saba Capital Management opportunistically buys CDS on indices and high yield companies, as well as equity puts and related instruments. By using proprietary tools and active portfolio management, the firm aims to generate alpha relative to tail hedges that rely more heavily on passive index strategies. (3) Closed-End Funds (CEFs) seeks to generate superior absolute returns compared to high yield ETFs and similar instruments by focusing on securities that are trading at significant discounts to NAV, thereby offering more yield than their underlying fixed income instruments - predominately high yield bonds and loans.

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Saba Capital Management currently manages three core strategies: Credit Relative Value, Tail Hedge, and Closed-End Funds. (1) The Credit Relative Value strategy utilizes a long/short, market neutral approach in credit and equity markets and focuses on identifying dislocations across the capital structure. The firm employs a rigorous investment process by combining quantitative models with in-depth fundamental and technical analysis and invests globally, with a primary focus in the US, Canada, Asia, the United Kingdom and Western Europe. (2) Tail Hedge seeks to provide a cost effective portfolio hedge with potentially strong absolute returns during periods of market stress and dislocation. This is implemented by investing primarily in credit default swaps (CDS) on a portfolio of low spread investment grade companies. In addition, Saba Capital Management opportunistically buys CDS on indices and high yield companies, as well as equity puts and related instruments. By using proprietary tools and active portfolio management, the firm aims to generate alpha relative to tail hedges that rely more heavily on passive index strategies. (3) Closed-End Funds (CEFs) seeks to generate superior absolute returns compared to high yield ETFs and similar instruments by focusing on securities that are trading at significant discounts to NAV, thereby offering more yield than their underlying fixed income instruments - predominately high yield bonds and loans.

Recent Transactions
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Dean Foods Co. purchases Good Karma Foods, Inc.

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Dean Foods Co. purchases Uncle Matt's Organic, Inc.

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Dean Foods Co. purchases The Fresh Ice Cream Co. LLC

Transaction Advisors
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Advised onSaputo, Inc. purchases Saputo Dairy Foods USA LLC from Dean Foods Co.

Accountant

Advised onDean Foods Co. purchases Horizon Organic Holding Corp.

Legal Advisor

Advised onSaputo, Inc. purchases Saputo Dairy Foods USA LLC from Dean Foods Co.

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Advised onGeneral Mills, Inc. purchases Mountain High Yoghurt from Dean Foods Co.

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Advised onDean Foods Co. purchases Alpro NV from Vandemoortele NV

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Advised onGeneral Mills, Inc. purchases Mountain High Yoghurt from Dean Foods Co.

Advisors & Consultants
Advisor

Partner & Head of Advisory Services at BDT & Co. LLC

Real Estate Agent

Vice Chairman, Industrial at Newmark Knight Frank

Advisor

Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary at Diamondback Energy, Inc.

Clients

Building customer relationships requires time, effort and sincerity. For Sysco, it began with a promise to assist foodservice operators in providing consumers with solutions for meals consumed away from home. Since the initial public offering in 1970, when sales were $115 million, Sysco has grown to $37 billion in sales for fiscal year 2010. Many solid customer relationships have been nurtured along the way, countless dining trends and meal alternatives have evolved, and today the decision to consume meals prepared away from home is as much necessity as choice. Since then, the industry it serves has expanded from $35 billion to more than $200 billion. Today, Sysco has sales and service relationships with approximately 400,000 customers and remains committed to helping them succeed in the foodservice industry and satisfy consumers' appetites. Operating from more than 180 locations throughout the United States, Canada and Ireland, Sysco's product lines are as diverse as the 45,000 employees who support its daily operations. They include not only the ingredients needed to prepare meals, but also numerous ancillary preparation and serving items. As a result, Sysco can make a difference in its customers' lives and the success of their businesses

Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc. operates as a franchisor of quick service restaurants, which engages in the service of hot and cold coffee, baked goods, and ice cream. It operates through the following segments: Dunkin' U.S., Dunkin' International, Baskin-Robbins International, Baskin-Robbins U.S., and U.S. Advertising Funds. The company was founded on November 22, 2005 and is headquartered in Canton, MA.

Danone US, Inc. engages in the manufacture, marketing, distribution, and sale of branded plant-based foods and beverages, coffee creamers and beverages, premium dairy products and organic produce. It operates through the Americas Foods & Beverages, and Europe Foods & Beverages segments. The Americas Foods & Beverages segment includes plant-based foods and beverages such as soymilk, almondmilk, coconutmilk and cashewmilk, ice cream and frozen novelty products, and plant-based yogurts, and Vega plant-based nutritional products; premium dairy such as milk, yogurt, and cheese; coffee creamers and beverages such as coffee creamers and ready-to-drink beverages under the International Delight, Magicow, Dunkin Donuts, and LAND O LAKES brand names; and organic salads fruits, and vegetables such as packaged salads and greens, fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables, dried fruit, and produce-based snacks. The Europe Foods & Beverages segment consists of plant-based foods and beverages, which includes Alpro and Provamel brand beverages using soy-, almond-, coconut-, hazelnut-, rice-, oat- and other plant-based ingredients, and plant-based alternatives to yogurt, culinary creams, desserts, and margarine. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Denver, CO.

Key Stats and Financials As of 2018
Market Capitalization
$9.1M
Total Enterprise Value
$1.24B
Earnings Per Share
$-3.63
Revenue
$7.76B
Enterprise Value Sales
0.16x
Net Profit
$-332M
Total Equity
$315M
Total Debt
$906M
EBITDAMargin
1.45%
EBITDA
$112M
TEVNet Income
-3.74x
Debt TEV
0.73x
Enterprise Value EBITDAOperating
11.06x
Three Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
-1.53%
Five Year Compounded Annual Growth Rate Of Revenue
-2.97%
Non-Profit Donations & Grants
$2,500 - $10K
2013
$2,500 - $10K
2012
Political Donations
$5,000
2008
$2,000
2007
Investments
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Consolidated Container Co. LLC develops and manufactures rigid plastic packaging solutions. It serves the dairy, household chemicals, food, industrial and specialty chemicals markets. The company is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

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Dreamerz Foods, Inc. provided natural sleep beverages. The company was founded by Amanda Steele in 2006 and was headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

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Consolidated Container Co. LLC Plastics & Synthetics | Atlanta, GA

Consolidated Container Co. LLC develops and manufactures rigid plastic packaging solutions. It serves the dairy, household chemicals, food, industrial and specialty chemicals markets. The company is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

Silgan Holdings, Inc. Private Equity & Venture Capital | Stamford, Connecticut

Silgan Holdings, Inc. engages in the manufacture and sale of rigid packaging for consumer goods products. It operates through the following segments: Metal Containers, Closures and Plastic Containers. The Metal Containers segment includes steel and aluminium containers for human and pet food, and general line products. The Closures segment comprises of metal, composite, and plastic closures for food and beverage products. The Plastic Containers segment covers custom designed plastic containers and closures for personal care, food, health care, pharmaceutical, household and industrial chemical, pet care, agricultural, automotive, and marine chemical products. The company was founded by R. Philip Silver and D. Greg Horrigan in 1987 and is headquartered in Stamford, CT.

Land O'Lakes, Inc. Agriculture & Mills | Arden Hills, MN

Land O'Lakes, Inc. engages in the production and distribution of dairy products. It offers butter, spreads, cheese, and other related dairy products. The company was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in Arden Hills, MN.

Awards & Honors
Rank #336
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 1000 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
Rank #336
2016
Fortune Magazine - Fortune 500 Companies
Sponsored by Fortune Magazine
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